In our 32 years of buying, selling and auctioning Japanese sports cards and memorabilia, this is the first single signed autographed item of Makoto Kozuru that we have ever encountered! Kozuru (d. 2003) signed this uncatalogued baseball card during what was one of the greatest seasons ever produced by a Japanese hitter. He was named Central League MVP after batting .355 with a league leading 51 homers and 161 RBI in only 130 games played! Moreover, he led the league in runs scored with 143, and swiped 28 bases to boot. His team, the Shochiku Robins, won the Central League championship with an excellent .737 winning percentage. Unsurprisingly, Kozuru, an outfielder, was named to the league's Best 9 team as well. This autograph was signed in fountain pen.
Size: 1 5/8" x 2 1/4"
Condition: Card--Fair. Autograph--5 out of 10.